Friends and customers, we are officially leaving 587A College in early 2015. At the moment April will be the final month of operation at this location, unless another tenant is eager to move in before that. A ‘For Lease’ sign will be appearing in our window shortly and the space will be advertised as available on real estate websites.
The former home of the Whippersnapper Gallery, in the spring of 2011 the space was reopened as the home of Guerilla Printing (who moved to Spadina and College in Spring 2014) and the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop (which had it’s last class in early 2013).
It has been the home of The Comic Book Lounge and Gallery (which picked up the reins from Dragon Lady Comics and Paper Nostalgia) since February 2012, and has been our home for nearly three years.
Temple of Toys joined us in November 2013, and Back Space Toronto since May 2014 (taking over the back from Guerilla Printing).
Since the fall of 2011 we’ve hosted many comics related events – art shows, book launches, industry events, award shows and so on.
Unfortunately 2014 has not been a great year for Little Italy. Weather, traffic and construction, et al. have not been favorable for College Street businesses like ours. We certainly do thank our loyal regulars for keeping us going.
As for the future of the Lounge, we’ll keep you posted. For now it is business as usual until we select the crossover date at our new space.